The mixed messages in Bush's new plan.

Military analysis.
Nov. 30 2005 6:17 PM

The Good News—Bush Finally Has a Plan

The bad news—it's an ill-defined muddle.

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This is the bottom-line failure of President Bush's campaign to persuade the public: He has still not outlined just what this war is about, what winning it means, and what it would honestly take to do so.

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